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'Anfield cat' attracts 41,000 followers on Twitter

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The black and white cat that invaded the pitch during a Premier League clash earlier this week has attracted more than 41,000 followers on Twitter.

The @anfieldcat account claims to be the official Twitter page of the feline that became an overnight celebrity by wandering around the pitch during Liverpool's match against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.

The cat, which stayed on the pitch for 11 minutes before being picked up by stewards, now has a staggering 41,600 followers, despite having tweeted only 38 times.

From the various messages posted on the page, the cat is clearly a Liverpool fan as there are tweets poking fun at Manchester United, Chelsea and former Liverpool idol Fernando Torres.

One message said: "Fernando Torres reportedly jealous I got a bigger cheer than he has all season #anfieldcat"

Another said: "Just had [Chelsea manager Andre] Villas-Boas on the phone asking me to teach Fernando Torres how to get in the box."



The Twitter page has been boosted after it was featured on page three of the Metro newspaper today.

Following this, a tweet read: "Turns out I'm on page 3 in the metro, all without having to take my clothes off, take note Katie Price #anfieldcat #meow."

The cat is following just 29 people, including BBC Sport's Dan Walker, controversial Manchester City striker Mario Ballotelli and the page for Whiskas cat food.

Liverpool's official website has pointed out that the appearance of the cat is similar to Moglet, the club's unofficial mascot in the 1980s. The cat was adopted after being found abandoned close to Anfield, and considered lucky by the club.

A spokesman for the club told the Metro: 'With King Kenny's men back at Wembley in the Carling Cup final this year, is this new cat a long-lost relative of Moglet?"

The cat's owner has not yet been identified.

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